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Not gripping, yet interesting
am 5. Dezember 1999
Granted I rarely read non-fiction, I found this book rather boring and only struggled to read it because I am utterly interested in the subject matter. I read a little over half of it before finally giving up. The writing was just too disjointed, divided in too many little stories that I struggled to connect, given very few hints of what the author's point was. In my opinion, the style was a little too personal for reporting scientific information, and the obsession of the author with degrading Charles Darwin whenever he got a chance was also a turnoff. However, I have to admit that there's a lot of work put into this book, based on the bibliography alone, and it contains a lot of interesting and important information, if you can wade through it.